You know the old saying about first impressions, and how you only get one chance to make them? You can have the most handsome, photogenic dating photo in the world, but tacking a horrible username on it has roughly the same effect as that iceberg had on the Titanic.Never sabotage your amazing profile with a weak username. A study of 1.2 million profiles by Plenty of Fish showed women who got into a relationship online used the word “relationship” 16 percent more than women who were still single. Why not be honest and speak from that place in your heart?
After all, they are not used to seeing usernames like that, among all the “travelbug”‘s “Jenny RN”s, and “Adventurous Steve”‘s, “Sexy Lexi”s, and “Smoov Playa’s”. The Best Usernames Are The Ones That Convey Your Playful Sarcasm and Wit Not everyone has a skill for coming up with sharp and witty usernames.
However, as you watch comedies, or listen to comedians, or read a funny/interesting articles, keep your ears open to hear anything that might inspire you to come up with a great, catchy username. Look at other usernames on different dating profiles.
An Ok Cupid username, for instance, is impossible to miss.
That means what you choose to call yourself gets all wrapped up with your appearance when she’s deciding whether to respond to you.
Appearing to be ultra cyber sophisticated could be a real turn off. Don’t Write Cheques You Can’t Actually Cash Are you writing cheques in your profile that your personality simply can’t cash? If you describe yourself as successful, you better at least have a full-time job.
And if you call yourself a big literature collector, chances are most people won’t count your Archie comic book collection.
As fascinating as the underlying activity is, when you make it sound like your life revolves around it, it automatically makes you sound less interesting to many, if not most, of the readers of your profile. Don’t Be Afraid to Use an Abstract Term for your Username Such usernames as “primitivelogic”, “invinitehorizon”, “originunknown” “appletart”, or “3_olives” or any other abstract words that come from astronomy, biology, geography, philosophy or even the kitchen might not be the most intriguing usernames out there, but they also doesn’t hurt your profile and don’t make you sound lame.
A somewhat unclear or mysterious username would also make the reader of your profile want to find out why you chose that kind of username.
Writing an online dating profile comes with easy and hard steps. This may seem obvious, but a recent study posted on e Harmony, which analyzed 12,000 online dating profiles, confirmed that both men and women chose “funny” as a characteristic they are looking for in a partner, ranking it sixth out of a list of 10 enticing words. Got some Pablo Neruda quotes you’ve been keeping on your intentions board? That same e Harmony study also revealed that you should describe the kind of person you are, but only using certain “attractive” words.